Automotive Industry

VW Group's new plant in Turkey will build VW Passat, Skoda Superb

Automotive Industry - 2019-10-03

Volkswagen Group will build the next-generation VW Passat and Skoda Superb midsize model lines at a new plant in Turkey...

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Nissan considers ending SUV production in UK over Brexit

Automotive Industry - 2019-10-02

Nissan will consider moving production of its SUVs outside the UK if the country leaves the European Union without a trade deal, people familiar with the matter said...

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OEMs’ profit strategies today could hurt them tomorrow

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-30

Ahead of stringent EU emissions targets starting in 2020, some carmakers are pursuing strategies that actually go against what they will ultimately need to do to reduce hefty fines...

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EU fines and electric future not entirely in the hands of OEMs

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-27

In the face of government and citizens’ rising concern over climate change, vehicle emission regulations around the world are tightening, especially in Europe...

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German carmakers can't shake off dieselgate – VW executives charged, Daimler fined

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-26

New dieselgate troubles complicate the profound overhaul needed at German carmakers for the switch to sustainable mobility...

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Ford recalls 322,000 cars in Europe over battery fire risk

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-25

Ford is recalling about 322,000 cars in Europe whose batteries could potentially catch fire due to acid leakage...

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Greater expectations: brighter days will return for the automotive industry

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-25

Although automotive OEMs will face years of stagnant vehicle sales, a stronger recovery thereafter will bring growth back up to long run averages and herald a return to stronger profits...

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Opportunities ahead for automotive OEMs and tier suppliers

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-25

The downturn in automotive sales volume creates many challenges, but the transitional state of the industry also provides many business opportunities, according to a forecast and report from Ultima Me...

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Re-tooling of manufacturing plants and supply chain for EVs pose investment risk for OEMs

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-24

Tooling and conversion of automotive plants are signicant costs for OEMs as they invest in electrification, which some may struggle to afford, according to a new report...

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Pricier, technology-laden new vehicles are driving consumers to buy used vehicles

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-24

OEMs’ own sales and technology strategies, combined with growing regulations, are leading more consumers to the second-hand vehicle market, a development that could reshape future automotive bus...

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VW welcomes Germany's $60bn plan to meet CO2 targets

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-23

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess welcomed a German government climate package that aims to reduce CO2 emissions with measures such as higher incentives for electric cars...

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EU Automotive leaders unite to say “no” to ‘no deal’ Brexit

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-23

With just over one month to go before the UK is due to leave the EU, the European automotive industry today made a united call for the UK and the EU to avoid a ‘no deal’ Brexit...

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VW AutoEuropa back on track to Setúbal

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-20

Volkswagen Autoeuropa has reintroduced a rail connection to the port of Setúbal...

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Automotive shippers adjust supply chains for 31 October Brexit

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-20

Automotive manufacturer and shipper Honda UK continues to adapt its “highly integrated” European supply chain to a potential ‘no deal’ Brexit outcome on 31 October, including p...

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German industry faces an image crisis amid falling sales

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-20

America's automakers hit rock bottom with the public when their executives went to Washington in 2008 to beg for a bailout -- in corporate jets...

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PSA, Renault labor talks could be complicated by CO2 goals

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-20

Renault and PSA Group face a potential stand-off with French workers worried that an industry drive to meet EU emissions targets will fuel demands for concessions in upcoming labor negotiations...

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‘Future of the EU auto industry’ Summit brings together thought leaders on mobility transformation

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-18

The highly anticipated 'Leading the mobility transformation: The future of the EU auto industry' Summit organised by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) took place ...

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Emissions regulations pose existential risk for OEMs

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-18

Escalating fines over CO2 and fuel standards, especially in Europe and China, are set to have significant impacts across the supply chain and OEM investment plans, according to a new report by Automot...

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Preparing for more EVs: Three things for policymakers to consider

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-17

In its 2019 EV Outlook, Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) gives an overview of where things stand and where they are heading in the electric vehicle (EV) market, both in Europe and globally...

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Trade wars compound economic risks for automotive supply chain

Automotive Industry - 2019-09-16

The impact on tariffs and especially of uncertainty in key trading regions including the US, China and Europe are having real impacts on the automotive supply chain, according to a new report by ...

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